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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under Mar. Pollianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, aegis on cuirass. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bellerophon on horseback right, spearing Chimaera, also to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1986: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, September 17, 1986

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235


Thyatira, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 48.5 mm. Weight: 47.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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